Application system down for maintenance

Some scheduled maintenance is taking place on the candidate application system on the morning of Wednesday 27th September.  This means that candidates cannot apply or access their applications from 7.00am for approximately 3 hours.  Please return after 10.00am at which point the system will be fully functioning.


You can join us if:

  • You are over 21 (or 18 if applying for an Apprenticeship), and
  • You are a British citizen, and
  • One of your parents is a British citizen, or has substantial ties to the UK, and
  • You have been resident primarily in the UK for the last 10 years, and
  • You haven’t applied for the same role within the last two years. (You are, however, able to apply for a different role.)

Please note we are unable to accept your application if you are an undischarged bankrupt.

Security vetting

The security vetting process will begin if your initial application is successful and we ask you to come for an interview.

Vetting is so important because we need to be sure that all our people are reliable and trustworthy.

Everyone who works at HMGCC is security cleared to the very highest levels. When you join us you will have completed a comprehensive vetting process that can take up to three months after you have been given your initial offer. It’s not long when you consider you could end up with a fantastic career for life.

If, after your application, you are asked for interview, you'll need to fill in the security forms below. This can be viewed online but you will have to print the form in order to sign it (using a black ink pen please).

Please bring your completed forms and photographic I.D. with you when you come to interview.

Application Process

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INITIAL SCREENING 2-4 Weeks after closing date
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SELECTION PROCESS 4 Weeks after closing date
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TEST(if required)
Complete a personality questionaire and security documents
Face to face / phone interview / HR / Technical / Occupational Psychologist
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We'll contact you in writing with our decision on your application
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VETTING & VETTING DECISION Decision in approximately three months
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Hints & Tips

Application stage:

  • Study the ‘Essential’ and ‘Desirable’ criteria for the position and answer all the questions on your application in full
  • Tailor your CV to show us how your skills match our job description
  • Don’t be afraid to shout about what you can do

Interview stage:

Before your interview, prepare in advance by looking at the job description advertised and thinking of examples of times when you have displayed these attributes to share with your interviewer. Each job will have specific competencies, so it’s definitely worth checking them out.

Vetting stage:

Be patient! The vetting process can take some time but don’t let this put you off. It’s a hurdle, not a barrier, to a great career.

Medical and Drugs test

As part of the process you will need to complete an online medical questionnaire, which may be followed up by our Occupational Health team.

We realise that some of our candidates may have experimented with drugs in the past and this need not be a bar to your application. However, taking illegal drugs, legal highs or psychoactive substances is incompatible with holding security clearance and we have a strict no drugs policy. You will be required to undergo a drugs test during the application process so you should adhere to our policy from the point of application onwards.

The point of application is the date you submit your application.